For The Buzzcocks Fan Who Has Everything… Well, Now You Don’t; Fancy Reissues and Entire Album Performances on the Way!

Are you one of those people who gives a resounding "Yes!" to the question "Do you want fries with that?" When you notice the 30-cent difference between the large size soda and the Big Gulp size soda at the gas station, do you put down the large and grab the Big Gulp? Do you ever look at your carefully cultivated collection of albums and think, "Gee, I wish someone would reissue this with tons of bonus features and previously unreleased tracks so that I almost regret buying it all those years ago when it didn't come with several alternate takes of the same song!"? If so, then this is the story for you!

Maybe they can't bring you 32 fluid ounces of Mountain Dew, but the new Buzzcocks reissues from EMI can certainly help with your obsessively completist album collection. The seminal Manchester punk group's first three albums, 1978's Another Music in a Different Kitchen, 1978's Love Bites, and 1979's A Different Kind of Tension, will all be subject to a very special UK re-release set for release today, October 27. That means more demos, more live versions, and more discs! That's right -- these are two-disc reissues, chock-a-block with backing tracks, single versions, and Peel Sessions.

But the good news doesn't end there! Not only can you relive the late 1970s via stereo (if only someone would reissue Quaaludes, am I right??), but you can also hear those first two albums performed live and in their entirety during the January "Another Bites Tour" in the UK. Hell, even guitarist/vocalist Steve Diggle is doing one -- yes, ONE -- show this coming November.

Steve Diggle:
11.28.08 - Harlow, England - The Square


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